INTERVIEW

The Birth of Tejano Part 3

Featuring: Rudy Palacios
Time: 0:58 minutes
Excerpt:"All this Tejano music that's real popular now, you know, Sunny and the Sunliners, we were the trailblazers."
full transcript

All this Tejano music that's real popular now, you know, Sunny and the Sunliners, we were the trailblazers, if you will, you know, of all this coming up, you know. And for a long, long time, I had -- I hate to use the word that I was, the heartburn, but I had a small problem with, you know, that we were never able to get recognition, you know, of what we did, you know, 'cause I feel that we, the Sun Liner Band, brought us and Little Joe and La Famiglia, which he's, Little Joe's still around, but for the longest time I felt that, you know, hey, where's our recognition, you know?

It's like somebody heard me, because last year the Tejano Academy Awards, I got nominated for a Legacy Award, and lo and behold, you know, they presented it to me, so you know, that felt really good.  But at the time I, you know, when I accepted the award, I thanked all these guys, you know.  I try to mention as many of the guys in the band that I could remember, and I thanked 'em, so that felt good.